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rūmĭnor , āri,
I.v. dep. a., and (after the Aug. period) rūmĭno , āre, v. n. and a. [rumen], to chew over again, chew the cud, to ruminate.
I. Lit.
(β). Act.: “(bos) ruminat herbas,Verg. E. 6, 54; cf.: “revocatas herbas,Ov. Am. 3, 5, 17: “epastas herbas,id. Hal. 119: “escas gutture,Paul. Nol. Carm. 18, 340.—
II. Trop., to think over, to muse or ruminate upon (only anteand post-class.; but cf. ruminatio): nemo haec ruminetur mulieri, Liv. Andron. ap. Non. 166, 29: ruminabitur humanitatem, Varr. ap. Non. 166, 27: “Odyssean Homeri ruminari incipis,id. ib. 480, 24: “ruminaris antiquitates,id. ib. 480, 23: “dum carmina tua ruminas,Symm. Ep. 3, 13 fin.
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